ASAPA presents

Animethon 26

Aug 9 - 11 / 2019 Edmonton Convention Centre Edmonton Alberta Canada
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Guest Panels


Q&A with Yoko Ishida, Sayaka Sasaki, and Choucho (14P)
Want to know what it's like being an Anisong singer and performer? Come meet and ask questions about the careers of Yoko Ishida, Sayaka Sasaki, and Choucho, the performers behind Anisong Edmonton!

Sunrise Industry Panel (14P)
Curious what new anime titles are coming out from the studio that brought you Mobile Suit Gundam, Code Geass, Cowboy Bebop, Love Live, and many more? Come meet with Sunrise as they showcase new titles and answer fan questions about the Animation Industry and your favourite shows!

Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans with Masakazu Ogawa & Kengo Kawanishi (14P)
Did you know that Edmonton was featured in Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans? Come watch the featured episodes on the big screen with Producer Masakazu Ogawa and Voice Actor Kengo Kawanishi, and ask all your favourite fan theories and questions with the people involved in the show itself!

Q&A with Kengo Kawanishi (14P)
What is it like to be the main character of Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans or 3-Gatsu no Lion? Come and find out when you meet with Kengo Kawanishi as he discusses his roles in anime, video games, and life as a Japanese voice actor. Bring your most burning questions and they just might be answered!

Working with Crunchyroll (14P)
Ever wonder what it is like to be part of something amazing, working with the largest anime streaming site in North America? See what work life as a Crunchyroll international event lead is like, what the office looks like and what qualifications are needed to get your foot in the door!

How to Audition: Tips & ADR Workshop by Bang Zoom! Session 1 (14P)
Considering a career in voice acting? Want to know what it takes to nail that audition and dub for an anime series? Come learn all the steps and methods from the Bang Zoom! team to have a stellar audition! Get first-hand advice from our casting director, and experience dubbing some of your favorite shows! For both Saturday and Sunday sessions, there will be different scenes/material for attendees to try at each panel so they can experience dubbing a variety of characters over the course of the 2 sessions!

How to Audition: Tips & ADR Workshop by Bang Zoom! Session 2 (14P)
Considering a career in voice acting? Want to know what it takes to nail that audition and dub for an anime series? Come learn all the steps and methods from the Bang Zoom! team to have a stellar audition! Get first-hand advice from our casting director, and experience dubbing some of your favorite shows! For both Saturday and Sunday sessions, there will be different scenes/material for attendees to try at each panel so they can experience dubbing a variety of characters over the course of the 2 sessions!

Inside the Voice Actors’ Studio (14P)
Interested in the voice-acting profession? Want to try voicing your favorite characters with the pros? Come get first-hand advice and experience from Bang Zoom! Professionals in an intimate setting!  With Special Guests Erika Harlacher & Xander Mobus

Q&A with Erika Harlacher (14P)
Come meet Erika! She'll answer all your questions from "How did you get into voice over?" to "Why are you so obsessed with the Kingdom Hearts games?" or anything in between.

Let's Talk Persona 5 with Xander Mobus and Erika Harlacher (14P)
Wonder what goes on behind the scenes in the fascinating world of Persona 5? Come for a chat with Protaganist (voiced by Xander Mobus) and Ann Takamaki (voiced by Erika Harlacher) as they answer your questions and theories in the world of Persona 5.

Meet Xander Mobus (14P)
Xander Mobus is a voice over actor from LA. Come ask him about his in work in Persona 5 as The Protagonist, Super Smash Bros as Ren Amamiya, Street Fighter V, Soul Calibur VI, One Punch Man, Mob Psycho 100, Hunter x Hunter, Detective Pikachu, Erased, Boruto, Boruto’s Dad (aka Naruto) and more.

Xander Hosts Smash Bros. Ultimate Free for All Tournament! (14P)
Come have fun with Xander Mobus, the voice behind Ren Amamiya, Master Hand, and the Announcer of Smash Bros. Ultimate as he hosts and commentates the Free for All tournament!

Q&A with Daman Mills (14P)
You may know Daman from things like Dragon Ball, Nanbaka, Yuri!!! on ICE, and Tokyo Ghoul, but did you know he has a major coffee obsession? …you probably did, if we’re all being honest. Come by and chat with Daman on all things voice over, games, and any other burning questions that you may have!

Daman hosts the Dragon Ball Fighter Z finale! (14P)
What better way to end a championship game than having the voice behind Frieza mock his opponents in battle in front of a live audience? Join us with Special Guest Daman Mills as he commentates the Dragon Ball FighterZ Tournament Finale! 

Run of the Mills Voice Over Workshop (14P)
Have you ever found yourself intrigued by the world of voice acting? What an ADR script might look like, or what that “cold reading” thing is you keep hearing about? Here in Daman Mills’ voice over workshop, you will spend time going over some important skill sets to use as an industry professional such as taking direction, booth etiquette, warm-ups, and more! We will also need audience participation for cold reading a character script in front of a live audience! Come prepared to act, and most importantly, to have fun!

Dragon Balls, Hunters, Gundams and games: The career of BRENDAN HUNTER (14P)
With over 1000 episodes of anime, cartoons, video games and online product, BRENDAN HUNTER has been in so many fandoms it's hilarious. Come talk the shows and games you love that he's a part of, like Dragon Ball and DBGT, Hunter X Hunter, MegaMan Powered Up, Gundam, Cardfight! Vanguard, Robots are Jerks, and so much more!

SO YOU WANNA BE A VOICE ACTOR? (14P)
Hosted by Brendan Hunter. This industry talk and Q&A demystifies the work of voicing for cartoons/anime, video games, commercials and online from a working Canadian voice talent and teacher. This long-running panel has been a starting point for many people interested in starting out or advancing their Voice Acting careers. It not only showcases local talent and success but nurtures the community of the next generation of great Alberta voice talent!

Cosplay Positivity W/ Phil Mizuno (14P)
Let's talk about what makes cosplay so special to us, and how it can be a way to make yourself and others feel good. Share stories of your cosplay journey, and help inspire others to start their own!

Q&A With Phil Mizuno (14P)
Ask Phil questions about getting started with cosplay, or anything related to him!

The 404s Present: The All-Ages Shenan-Improv-Enanigans (14P)
Check out The 404s as they entertain the masses in this suitable for all ages improv showcase.  They will take your suggestions and make up original scenes right before your eyes using their vast knowledge of anime and geekdom culture. Mixing in opportunities for audience participation, this interactive show is a great time for everyone! 

The 404s Present: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Late Night (Advice Panel) (MP)
How did you get a con girlfriend? What anime should you watch this season? How do you hide a dead body? The 404s are here to answer your questions with The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Advice panel! Bring your craziest questions to our panelists and get three hilariously different perspectives on what you should do.
**Disclaimer** Advice given from the Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Advice panel is meant for entertainment purposes only. It’s probably not the best idea to take advice from comedians in the first place.

The 404s Present: The Last Pants Standing  Late Night Show (MP)
When the sun goes down, The 404s let loose. You hold the power in this 18+ comedy show, where the improv gets suggestive and the attire gets steamy. Who will lose their pants next? The fate of The 404s clothing is in your hands. And make sure you stay until the very end to witness the most dangerous improv game of all time.

The 404s Present: Improv 101 (14P)
Come and join The 404s in this interactive workshop as they take you through a series of improv warm ups and teach you some classic games with our unique nerdy twist! If you have an interest in improv or have questions you would like answered, then you will definitely want to check this panel out. 

Hanging with Crunchyroll (14P)
Come hang out and let us know what is on your mind. Nothing is sacred, ask about the office in San Francisco, what it's like to be on the road or even ask a thing or two about anime. Just keep in mind, some things you cannot unhear, and some questions don't always have answers.

Anime Confessions with Crunchyroll (14P)
Crunchyroll will read your confessions placed into a box in one of the blanket forts at their booth in the Exhibition Hall.